11 February 2008|
Invitational series #1:
DNK Invites: Radu Malfatti
In the first part of the invitational series, DNK has invited the expert improvisor and radical composer Radu Malfatti to play with two local bass heroes, to investigate and juxtapose several different approaches to improvisation.
One Set Only:
Radu Malfatti - trombone
Koen Nutters - double bass
Raed Yassin - double bass
Before and After:
DJ Mr. Foo (it's harm) [Obnoxious / Obnoxious]
The Austrian trombonist / composer Radu Malfatti has traversed different stages in his musical career. In the 70s and 80s he was a leading figure in the English free improvisation and jazz composers scene, making a wide curve towards minimal composition in the 90s. He is a member of the Wandelweiser Composers Ensemble, a group of composers implementing extreme Cageian aesthetics. Their music is concerned with "the evaluation and integration of silence[s] rather than an ongoing carpet of never-ending sounds”.
Koen Nutters is a key figure in the international N Collective. While being a bassist, a composer of sorts and a member of the post-conceptual music duo TAPE THAT, he is also the artistic director of DNK. The emphasis of his recent playing, with the new N Collective ensemble 'The Liquid N', has been on slow pitch textures and a-tonal intervallic relationships.
Raed Yassin is a Lebanese bassist and video artist recently relocated to Amsterdam to study at the prestegious art school 'De Ateliers'. He is a member of 'The A Trio' with Mazen Kerbaj and Sharif Sehnaoui. The focus of his playing is on using the bass as a sounding board for all sorts of vibrating objects and machines, creating hybrid textures and imaginative sound projections.